Welcome to the DCLSIC Donate Page! Last
year DCLSIC helped over 4,500 DC
residents access the justice system. We provided assistance and
representation with civil cases,
mainly in landlord-tenant and
housing matters and criminal cases,
such as adult and juvenile
misdemeanor cases. Without your
support many of these individuals
would be denied their right to equal
treatment under the law.
Because our clients cannot afford to
pay for the services we offer, our
continued operation and success is made
possible by you, our donor. We rely on
donations from individuals, law firms,
corporations, and foundations for over
50% of our budget. Thank you for your
support of LSIC's work and your belief
in our mission!
Despite DCLSIC's success we still turn
away many who need our help due to a
lack of resources. With your support we
hope to expand and ensure that all DC
residents needing to access the justice
system may do so. Some quick facts help
to illustrate the impact your donation
may have on the life of a client:
For $200 you help LSIC cover
the average cost of assisting one person
For $550 you provide for
case-related investigation materials for
For $650 you provide for one
month of litigation costs for clients
unable to pay for them.
For $1,500 you provide for
the maintenance of our web-based Case
Management System for 3 months.
you help LSIC operate for 1 day.
DCLSIC is a non-profit, tax-exempt
organization under IRS Code§
501 (c)(3) that is audited annually.
If you are a U.S. Resident, your
donation is tax deductible to the
fullest extent of the law. Our
EIN number is #52-0847160.
below to explore the many options for
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for a list of companies with matching
gift programs. If you work for one of
these companies your gift to DCLSIC
could be matched by your employer thus
doubling the impact of your gift on both
access to justice as well as legal
education in the DC area.
Thanks for taking the time to send us a
donation by check. Please make the
check out to "DC Law Students in Court
Program, Inc." and be sure to include your
return address so we can send you a
receipt for your records.
Please send the contribution to:
Students in Court Program, Inc.
616 H Street N.W., Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20001
Donations | Monthly Giving:
Secure donations can be
made on the following websites.
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
allows charitable organizations to
solicit contributions from employees of
the Federal Government of the United
The CFC is the largest
workplace charity campaign in the United
States and the only campaign authorized
to solicit and collect contributions
from federal employees in the workplace
on behalf of charitable organizations.
Nearly four million federal employees
and military personnel are able to
contribute to the charities of their
choice during the annual charity drive,
which runs from September 1 through
December 15 of each year. Pledges made
by Federal civilian, postal, and
military donors during the campaign
season support eligible non-profit
organizations such as Greenpeace. These
contributions can be made either by cash
or check, or can be automatically
deducted from employee's paychecks.
The Commonwealth of
Virginia Campaign (CVC) is a tool that
facilitates State Employee giving (for
Virginia). Our profile is featured on this
CVC site. Virginia State
employees may give to DCLSIC by
designating the gift to CVC Code #8193.
information about the CVC, please visit
United Way National Capital Area
coordinates one of the largest annual
fundraising campaigns in the country.
The campaign disperses millions in funds
to almost 900 nonprofit partners –
certified by UWNCA -- that provide
health and human service programs to
Washington area residents. The campaign
also includes nine Community Impact
Funds, which work to solve complex
social issues by directing funds to the
most critical areas of need.
selected as a participating
organization in the D.C. Access to
Justice Commission's Raising the Bar in
Funding Campaign for Legal
Services. As the economic
downturn continues to affect DC
legal service organizations, Raising
Bar urges District law
firms to pledge to meet one of
three revenue-based giving levels
in their annual donations to help
keep doors open.
When a law firm pledges its
support to DCLSIC in tandem with
joining the Raising
the Bar in D.C. Campaign,
it receives recognition from both
its support of DCLSIC and its
participation in the Campaign.
To pledge your suport by
supporting an DCLSIC event, please
Please take a look at our wish
list to the right for other ways to
contribute. You can arrange for in-kind
contributions with Angela Wang at
email@example.com or by
calling 202-638-4798 ext. 208.
You can volunteer directly
or take cases through your law firm's
pro bono department. LSIC refers
landlord-tenant, consumer, civil and
criminal cases for pro bono
representation. The following firms
have participated in our referral
program: Covington & Burling,
Hogan & Hartson, McKenna, Long
& Aldridge, Morgan Lewis &
Bockius, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow,
Garrett & Dunner and Van Ness
If you are a LSIC alumni and
would like to become a Class
Representative, please contact
Joan Wood via email or
202-638-4798. A Class Representative
contacts alumni from his or her
graduating class to get updated
contact information and encourages
alumni to attend LSIC events. A Class
Representative can also organize and
coordinate alumni networking
receptions in the D.C. metro area.
prevent homelessness for DC's most
Want to fight
and protect the liberty and
constitutional rights of our adults and
Want to be an
agent of change by tomorrow's lawyers?
D.C. Law Students in Court Program in
your will, bequest, or other estate
leverages your gift through our
unique use of third-year law students to
represent needy individuals.
will ensure justice for Washington's
low-income community through free,
high-quality legal assistance while
training third-year law students in
lawyering and courtroom advocacy skills.
Help D.C. Law
Students in Court provide legal
assistance and representation to over
3,000 individuals and families in the
D.C. metro area.
in LSIC's future. We want to ensure its
longevity through the generosity of
alumni and friends.
consult your legal or financial advisor
for more information on how to include
bequests, gifts through your estate, or
will i your own financial and estate
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